Thursday, 18 June 2009

ウチワヤンマ (Sinictinogomphus clavatus)

ウチワヤンマ(Sinictinogomphus clavatus)です。
日本の初夏を彩る蜻蛉の一つです。
合掌。

It is Uchiwa yanma (Sinictinogomphus clavatus).
This dragonfly is one of the dragonflies symbolizing Japanese early summer.






2 comments:

Gallicissa said...

Beautiful!
How may Gomphids in Japan?

Pseudothemis zonata said...

217 kinds of odonata live in Japan.

Because there is a thing such as the round fan in a tailpiece, this dragonfly is called a Uchiwa tonbo (round fan dragonfly).
Uchiwa (団扇) is round fan.